This is a 5-week, fully online course during which participants become familiar with the various models for leveraging technologies to bring students from different cultures together, a teaching and learning methodology known as Virtual Exchange (VE). Additionally, participants learn about the requirements for designing and implementing a successful VE within a course that they teach regularly and begin developing their own project plan to conduct a virtual exchange. Although preferred, having an established partner for the VE project is not a prerequisite for participation in this course.
We estimate that you will need 3-4 hours per week during weeks 1-4 and 4-5 hours during week 5 to complete the components of this course. This includes the weekly 90-minute video meetings.